THEN: Photographed on April 30th, 1921, the Palace Hip at the southeast corner of Spring Street and Second Avenue mostly prospered until it closed in the Spring of 1929, still months before the crashing start of the Great Depression. The Seattle Times explained, “The heyday of vaudeville is over and with it into history fades one of its former strongholds.” (Courtesy Museum of History and Industry. A Webster and Stevens studio photo.)

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